For those of you who request contributions for your add-ons, you can now track your contribution amounts on AMO via the stats dashboard. Like the contributions pilot itself, the enhancement to the dashboard is still evolving, so it’s pretty basic for now. To see the contributions dashboard, simply go to your statistics dashboard and select “Contributions” from the graph selector. Please note: even if your statistics are public, your contributions statistics won’t be.
Also, we’ve launched a first run template for your developer profiles. You can use this template to request contributions from your users post install. Simply go to the Developer Profile section of Developer Tools to get the URL.
Remember: with great power comes great responsibility. Inundating users with requests for contributions can result in uninstallations and general user unhappiness, whereas judicious use of this feature can help your users understand how they can contribute to the future development of your extension.
Have any other ideas on how we can improve Contributions? Drop us a line on the AMO Newsgroup or via the comments in this blog. Thanks!